Braden McGary
Braden McGary

CLASS OF 2019

2B
RHP

Braden
McGary

Denver City (HS) • TX
6-1 • 160LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Midland Baseball Academy

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1.5.18
McGary has added strength to his 6-foot, 160-pound frame since the we saw him a year ago, and still have room to fill out once he gets to the next level. The left-handed hitter has loose hands with natural lift through the middle of the field and flashed some pop to the pull side. Simple load as he pushes back and triggers his hands, landing with separation. Positive initial move with his lower half as he fires his hips and slots the barrel in the zone, then works slightly uphill through contact with a quick hands and a loose finish, posting a top exit velocity of 90 mph. On the infield, he has staggered footwork and throws from a ¾ slot with a top velocity of 79 mph across the diamond. On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a drop and drive delivery and a high leg lift above the hip. Creates some tilt on his fastball as he gets inside the pitch creating sinking action at 80-82 mph, topping out once at 84 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape at 65-67 mph with good rotation. Changeup has solid arm side depth at 70-73.

01.13.18
McGary has a long-limbed, wiry-strong frame at 6-foot, 155-pounds. The right-hander works from a high slot with a long, loose arm slot with a quick hand out front. Athletic lower half in a tall and fall delivery, lands square. Creates angle on his fastball at 82-84 mph, with his best bolt at 85. Curveball flashes tight spin with 11/5 shape and good depth at 71-74 mph. Throws his changeup with fastball arm speed and arm side fade at 74-75 mph. A two-way player and left-handed hitter, McGary has quick hands and good barrel awareness at the plate. He starts from a neutral stance, then loads back smooth. Short stride, loose hands, uphill path. Uses the whole field during batting practice and is on the barrel with an exit velocity of 85 mph. On the infield, McGary has quick footwork and soft hands. Accurate arm across the infield with a long, loose arm swing at 75 mph.


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